Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was an animated figure in the stands as he watched his team-mates beat Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Ramos was unable to play in the game due to a lingering injury, but that didn’t stop him from turning up to support the side.
Donned in a black hoodie and white jeans, Ramos was animated as he leapt out of his seat at numerous points to encourage his team-mates.
After the win, he posted an image to Twitter to express his upset that he couldn’t be involved.
Ramos wrote – translated from Spanish: “Anger at not being in the field, PRIDE to see them. Big my Real Madrid!”
Many felt Madrid would play on the back foot against the Reds due to the absence of Ramos.
The club captain, who is suffering from a muscle injury, was ruled out of the game before the squad list was announced.
However, on Tuesday morning it was confirmed that Raphael Varane had tested positive for coronavirus and would also miss the tie.
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As a result, Zinedine Zidane was forced to name a makeshift defence with Eder Militao and Nacho playing in the middle.
Despite the changes, Madrid were comfortable as they dismantled Jurgen Klopp’s deflated Liverpool.
Vinicius Jr opened the scoring in the first half with a wonderful goal following a pinpoint long ball from Toni Kroos.
Marcos Asensio added another just after the half hour mark to leave Liverpool with it all to do in the second half.
Mohamed Salah halved the deficit five minutes after the restart, but Vinicius bagged another just after the hour to put the match out of sight.
Liverpool now welcome Madrid to Anfield next week with it all to do in order to progress to the final four.